Lorraine Hansberry News

 
Date Of Birth:
May 19, 1930
Date Of Death:
January 12, 1965 (34)
Birth Place:
Chicago, IL, USA
Gender: Female
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Lorraine Hansberry News

Date of Birth: May 19, 1930
Date of Death: January 12, 1965 (34)
Birth Place: Chicago, IL, USA
Gender: Female
Liesl Tommy to Direct PASS OVER at SteppenwolfLiesl Tommy to Direct PASS OVER at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces acclaimed director Liesl Tommy, who received a Tony nomination for her direction of Eclipsed by Danai Gurira on Broadway, will direct Steppenwolf's world premiere production of Pass Over by Antoinette Nwandu. The cast features ensemble member Jon Michael Hill and Cliff Chamberlain with one remaining role to be announced. (more...)

Mayor Sylvester Turner Presents A RAISIN IN THE SUN at the MFAHMayor Sylvester Turner Presents A RAISIN IN THE SUN at the MFAH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

On Monday evening, March 13, Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston, introduces a screening of A Raisin in the Sun, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, at 7 p.m. Turner is the latest to add his name to the list of guest programmers for the popular Movies Houstonians Love series, which brings Houston leaders from all walks of life to the Museum to present a favorite film and share their love of cinema. (more...)

Intelligent Quartet of Actors Tapped for SMART PEOPLE at Arena StageIntelligent Quartet of Actors Tapped for SMART PEOPLE at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Four intellectuals - a doctor, an actress, a psychologist and a neurobiologist studying the human brain's response to race - search for love, acceptance and identity in Lydia R. Diamond's comedy-drama Smart People, which makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage. (more...)

Rahway Public Library to Host Free Acting Workshop and Showcase for KidsRahway Public Library to Host Free Acting Workshop and Showcase for Kids
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

A free workshop for children interested in a career in theatre acting will be hosted by Just Be You Performing Arts, a mentoring and enrichment organization, based in Rahway, NJ, on Saturday April 22, 2017. This marks the 3rd year anniversary of the organization conducting free programs for kids to help them pursue their dreams. The workshop will be held at the Rahway Public Library, 2 City Hall Plaza, Rahway, New Jersey in the auditorium meeting room, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. (more...)

Cast Complete for A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Starring Will Cobbs and Dawn Ursula, at Arena StageCast Complete for A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Starring Will Cobbs and Dawn Ursula, at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The 'play that changed American theater forever' (New York Times) comes to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater for the first time ever this spring. (more...)

Bay Area Theaters Release Statement on Trump's Immigration BanBay Area Theaters Release Statement on Trump's Immigration Ban
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Arts administrators in the Bay Area have teamed up to release a statement denouncing the recent presidential Immigration Ban. See the full statement below: (more...)

Rogue Machine to Present Five L.A. Premieres in 2017Rogue Machine to Present Five L.A. Premieres in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Multi-award winning Rogue Machine Theatre (Best Production Award winner 2013, 2011 and 2010 - Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, Ovation) is back for a new season in Los Angeles beginning March 4, 2017. (more...)

Ebony Repertory Theatre Presents FIVE GUYS NAMED MOEEbony Repertory Theatre Presents FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Ebony Repertory Theatre (ERT - Producing Artistic Director Wren T. Brown) announced today that ERT will present FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE starring Emmy Award-winner Obba Babatunde (Dreamgirls/Tony nomination). Written by Clarke Peters, this exuberant, international hit musical pays tribute to the music of rhythm and blues pioneer Louis Jordan.  ERT's production, directed and choreographed by Keith Young (On The Town), with musical direction by Abdul Hamid Royal (FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE/original Broadway production) will commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the musical's Broadway production. Performances will run May 18 - June 11, 2017 with an official press opening on Saturday, May 20 at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center (4718 West Washington Boulevard) in Los Angeles, 90016. (more...)

BWW Interview: Joe Morton Talks SCANDAL's Papa Pope, Bringing TURN ME LOOSE to BroadwayBWW Interview: Joe Morton Talks SCANDAL's Papa Pope, Bringing TURN ME LOOSE to Broadway
by Matt Tamanini - Jan 26, 2017

There are very few characters on television as terrifying as SCANDAL's Eli Pope. The former (or is he?) head of the classified, covert government organization B613 has been the series' most dangerous and destructive force since Season 2, and with tonight's highly anticipated Season 6 premiere just hours away, Papa Pope's portrayer Tony-nominee and Emmy-winner Joe Morton is happy that the show is finally back. (more...)

HENRY AND ALICE GO INTO THE WILD American Debut and More Set for Park Square Theatre's 2017-18 SeasonHENRY AND ALICE GO INTO THE WILD American Debut and More Set for Park Square Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Park Square Theatre is gearing up for its next season with world, American and Midwest premieres in a season that will showcase the Twin Cities diversity and talent. (more...)

Dawn Ursula to Return to Arena Stage in A RAISIN IN THE SUN This SpringDawn Ursula to Return to Arena Stage in A RAISIN IN THE SUN This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

D.C.-based powerhouse actress and two-time Helen Hayes Award winner Dawn Ursula, last seen at Arena Stage in Love in Afghanistan, will return to play Ruth Younger in Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun under the direction of Tazewell Thompson. Additional casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Harlem Rep Extends 2016-17 Season with A RAISIN IN THE SUN, THE WIZARD OF OZ and AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'Harlem Rep Extends 2016-17 Season with A RAISIN IN THE SUN, THE WIZARD OF OZ and AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Harlem Repertory Theatre is extending its 2016-2017 Season with their crowd- pleasing shows: RAISIN IN THE SUN, THE WIZARD OF OZ, and AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'. (more...)

NJPAC's Welcomes People of All Ages to Celebrate the Legacy of  Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  With Free ActivitiesNJPAC's Welcomes People of All Ages to Celebrate the Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. With Free Activities
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)will observe Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Saturday, January 14th from 11am - 2pm and is inviting people of all ages to engage, participate and learn about the lateRev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with FREE performances and arts education activities that will pay tribute to one of the most inspiring leaders of the 20th century. Dr. King's quest for unity, through triumph of the human spirit can best be understood through the arts where people can take a moment absorbing and reflecting on the significance and impact of America's greatest civil rights leader. (more...)

Dezart Performs Bringing Award-Winning Comedy CLYBOURNE PARK to The DesertDezart Performs Bringing Award-Winning Comedy CLYBOURNE PARK to The Desert
by David Green - Jan 5, 2017

Dezart Performs will present the uproariously funny black comedy, Clybourne Park, a 2012 Tony Award-winning play written by Bruce Norris with a two-weekend engagement January 13-22, 2017 at the Pearl McManus Theater, located at the Historic Palm Springs Woman's Club. As described by The Washington Post during the 2011-12 season of the Seattle Repertory production, the play 'applies a modern twist to the issues of race and housing and aspirations for a better life….and is one of its feistiest, funniest evenings in years.' (more...)

Tony Winner Phylicia Rashad Named 2017 Women in the Arts Honoree at Steppenwolf TheatreTony Winner Phylicia Rashad Named 2017 Women in the Arts Honoree at Steppenwolf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company proudly announces stage director, singer and Tony Award-winning actress Phylicia Rashad as the 2017 honoree at the annual Steppenwolf Salutes Women in the Arts fundraising luncheon on Monday, February 6, 2017 at 12noon at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, 221 N Columbus Dr. Ms. Rashad joins Steppenwolf Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro for a riveting conversation about her multifaceted career and her role as a leader in the field. (more...)

Joe Wilson, Jr. to Play Dr. King in THE MOUNTAINTOP at Trinity RepJoe Wilson, Jr. to Play Dr. King in THE MOUNTAINTOP at Trinity Rep
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Katori Hall's Olivier Award-winning play, The Mountaintop, kicks off 2017 at Trinity Repertory Company and continues the 53rd season, Ghosts of the Past, Dreams of the Future. (more...)

A.C.T. Nabs Five 2016 Theatre Bay Area Awards, Including Honor for CHESTER BAILEYA.C.T. Nabs Five 2016 Theatre Bay Area Awards, Including Honor for CHESTER BAILEY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.)'s world premiere production of Joseph Dougherty's Chester Bailey this past spring was the recipient three 2016 Theatre Bay Area Awards, including Outstanding World Premiere Play, Outstanding Production of a Play and Outstanding Lighting Design (Robert Hand). (more...)

BWW Review: Compelling and Relevant CLYBOURNE PARK by CPH/CWRUBWW Review: Compelling and Relevant CLYBOURNE PARK by CPH/CWRU
by Roy Berko - Dec 9, 2016

This country is in political and social turmoil. There is a President-elect who appears will win the Electoral College endorsement, while losing the election by a reported 2-million plus votes. There is a rise of xenophobia, the Alt-right, the presence of hate groups, possible destruction of the health care system, while the liberal-left pleads for protection against sexual imposition, women and gay rights, and clean air. (more...)

The 2016 TBA Awards Celebration: Full Award Recipients & Celebration PhotosThe 2016 TBA Awards Celebration: Full Award Recipients & Celebration Photos
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Theatre Bay Area announced the 2016 TBA Awards recipients at The 2016 TBA Awards Celebration on Monday, December 5 at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater. (more...)

Cherry Lane Mentor Project Announces its Mentors and PlaywrightsCherry Lane Mentor Project Announces its Mentors and Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Cherry Lane (Angelina Fiordellisi, Founding Artistic Director; Seri Lawrence, Janio Marrero, Producing Artistic Directors) is proud to announce this year's playwrights and mentors for their Obie Award-winning Mentor Project, culminating with fully-staged productions presented at Cherry Lane (38 Commerce St. in NYC) from February 22 to May 6, 2017.   (more...)

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